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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 4, 2008 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone up for a forum history lesson?

I think your first thread perfectly illustrates why they moved us out of the LMA forum.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Dec 7, 2008 3:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone up for a forum history lesson?

Here's a link to a May 2006 thread on the forum split:

ah well, I love primal Dead and the thousands of other '60s innovators besides the GD...

I love '70s bands, '80s bands other stuff that takes off from where the Dead began.

I totally divorce the post '71 GD from my mind when I'm enjoying their 1st 5 years, and my enjoyment isn't colored or dampened by all the changes to their sound that happened after 1970 with the Dead.

I do enjoy The Wheel, Scarlett Begonias, Touch Of Gray and various highlights from their later years but
that primitive, less progressive, decidedly unmellow noise they initially made is to me, the Grateful Dead...

it has so much zing, zap, that I don't get from their later stuff -
of course, freak-outs from the '80s such as The Raven, I can appreciate -
but a steady diet of '70s/'80s/'90s GD?


I was very much against seperating us from the general LMA populace.

Maybe it worked out for the best tho.

At first I thought it would kill the cross pollenisation.

But it seems there's just as wide a gap between WT and my taste for primal GD, and that of the many preferences other Dead heads posting here have
- and the twain may meet - that in itself is some sort of cross pollenization, just not as wide screened as I'd hoped.
I never wanted to be stuck in a Dead zone, strictly GD-centric forum.

You'll forgive my snobbery I hope, as we can share the women, we can share the wine...

except we'll have to share yours, cause I've already shared all of mine with me, myself and I...

This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2008-12-07 11:05:58

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 4, 2008 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone up for a forum history lesson?

Well described.

As I was saying elsewhere, even having gone to shows from 74-82, I just never listen to them now...they defn lack: